New York Aquarium

Julie Larsen Maher


Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher


Coney Island
See a living re-creation of the Pacific coastline, and catch sight of various East River Species, plus some truly awesome sharks and sea jellies. Visit the newest addition making a splash in the Sea Cliffs exhibit; a California sea lion pup was born over the summer to mom Clarice. Fantasize about extending your summer as you visit Glover's Reef, a 150,000-gallon tank stocked with 35 species—give or take—of marine life from the coast of Belize, including jawfish and moray eels. At the "Explore the Shore" exhibit, kids can learn facts about the ocean and the animals that live in and on it; the salt-marsh area mirrors the Jamaica Bay wetlands, allowing an underwater view of sheepshead minnows and hermit crabs.
Venue name: New York Aquarium
Address: Surf Ave

Cross street: at 8th St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5:30pm
Transport: Subway: F, Q to W 8th St–NY Aquarium
Price: $15, seniors $10, children ages 3–12 $11, children under 3 free; Fridays 3–6pm pay what you wish
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